24 January 2006

Update on the Mine Story

So the West Virginia Legislature passed a bill that provides:

  • For a new system of caches of self-contained rescue devices (which sound like air masks) inside the mine.
  • A wireless communication system so that people can communicate with the surface.
  • That the mine companies not drag their feet about contacting the authorities after an accident, and that they do so within fifteen minutes after they hear about an accident.
There are other provisions as well, if you want to read the whole bill. I'm sure more can be done, but this looks to be a decent start.

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